Overall NAVCA's analysis shows that relationships between local infrastructure organisations and local health systems are improving.

Main findings:

  • Improvement of relationships between NAVCA members and local health bodies
  • Local infrastructure has more influence over local NHS decision making compared to last year
  • A minority of local Health and Wellbeing Boards do not have voluntary sector representation
  • Overall relationships are good with but there are still some areas where relationships are poor or non-existent

Neil Cleeveley, Chief Executive of NAVCA, commented "It is good to see that relationships between local health systems and the local voluntary sector are improving. The Five Year Forward View recognises how vital it is for the NHS to work with local charities and community groups and I am pleased that so many of NAVCA members are making it happen."

Download the full report here.

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